Discussion Is it common for power fantasy MC to be rather brutal once they got power?

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  1. powwder

    powwder Well-Known Member

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    But as bad as it sounds, you don't torture the children you kill. as a reply to the OP, torturing the entire family as you kill them wouldn't be normal. remember, cultivation novels are worlds where people can die at any moment and you can be 100% justified killing someone in the middle of the street in broad daylight because it's revenge or because they offended you. This means you can't really use modern standards to judge them.
     
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    There's modern standard, there's also world setting standard (like wuxia standard or something like that), and there's my personal preference. I just don't like when MC behave that way regardless of standard.
     
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    What doesn't get brutal after having power
     
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    Nano Machine is a murim story. The murim stories/manwha I've read all have the same settings of taking place in China, 5 noble families, 9 great sects, Heavenly Demonic Cult, etc. I'm unsure why the settings are so similar as if they're all fan fictions of the same novel.

    Since the "murim genre" is Korean, it doesn't really fit into the Chinese categories of wuxia, xianxia, and xuanhuan. They all share similar settings like in a wuxia (murim = wulin, gangho = jianghu, jungwon = zhongyuan aka central plains, etc). The martial sects are the same and such as well. However, the powers exhibited by the martial artists in murim stories are greater and more fantastical than in wuxia stories. Murim characters can toss fireballs, communicate via "telepathy", go thru body reformation, forgo food for weeks, set up illusion formations, etc. These are all powers that exist in xianxia but not wuxia stories.

    As for Nano Machine itself, the MC's behavior is typical of a Chinese xianxia power fantasy protagonist.
     
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    yeah, me neither but i can understand why they would do it. was simply answering the original posts question and explaining the logic behind it, well what i see as logical anyways.
     
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    MC of most story I like doesn't behave that way. There's Saitama, Son Goku, etc etc
     
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    They tend to lean to that yes.
     
  8. Mr gentleman

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    I have quit nano machine for the same reason. He's too much brutal and tries to act like an righteous as*hole. As for what happens later on? Idk but I'm pretty sure he'll get more brutal nothing else. And anyway from what I have seen most protagonist becomes a*shole and arrogant after becoming stronger(brutal too). They last the s#it named empathy. They are pure as*hole but of course most people would say " Their enemy deserved it" or " there wasn't anything else they could have done" or " They killed them so that they won't be able to trouble them in future". lol I feel amused when I see people arguing why killing can be justified or killing isn't bad. When all these argument can be ended with a simple sentence "The protagonist is an as*hole". Anyway I'm diverging from main topic so I guess I'll end it here:blobrofl:.
     
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    I dropped nano machine when his personality did a 180 like that. I was pissed , felt so disappointed. I think after sometime passes of you defeating enemies , you see things that changes your mind , you mature from seeing your enemies being brutal to you and the people you care about and you in turn start thinking what was the point of being kind?

    They (enemies) don't understand it that way. you realise that the only way to get things done is to be brutal and unfeeling and it's just how the world works if you don't like it then just die. I worked hard and lived if you can't take it then you're just weak. I've adapted and look at me? In the end you get a Mc who lacks empathy and morals.